A two-part webinar presented by tom kunesh
Living on what was another peoples’ homeland through their coerced removal carries with it a generational responsibility to recognize and honor their history and their legitimate claim to places where we live. Recognizing that preparing a land acknowledgment is a first step towards creating right relationship with the land and its native peoples, we will review:
- the Euro-colonial principles and means used to take Turtle Island from its original inhabitants;
- sources for identifying accurate local native history;
- ways to correctly identify and contact culturally affiliated tribes; and
- current land-return movements in the United States.
We undertake this review centering the ultimate goals of writing land acknowledgments, including relationship building, identifying and restoring erased history of local sites, and returning land to native peoples.